First Grade

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              Illustration Of Yellow Flowers.png     Religion

    Our Religion classes have been centered on preparing for Lent.  We talk about how Jesus died for us, and we are to be the best we can be for him.
    We also have been reviewing the different parts of mass and the importance and names of the different things we see in the church. The students are looking forward to our Lenten Retreat. We will be saying our Stations of the Cross at Our Lady of Joy, and then having lunch there.

      

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    Language Arts
     Our routine goes as follows. On Mondays we review our vocabulary for the week that goes along with our story. Tuesdays we read our story together aloud.  Wednesdays we learn grammar for the week. The last couple weeks we have been talking about nouns, possessive nouns, and proper nouns, and adjectives.  On Thursdays we concentrate on phonics.  Fridays we have a Spelling Test and a Reading Test.  I have been doing reading tests with them so they feel comfortable when I let them be on their own.  I will read part of the test with them, and I will let them do other parts on their own.
    The students have a daily routine of what station they are in for the day while I pull kids to read.





    Colourful Numbers.png Math
    In Math we are doing double digit addition and subtraction. I also want them to be prepared for the state testing that is coming soon.
    I have been reviewing all math skills such as adding, subtracting, fractions, time, graphing and measuring.


                      

    Hands Holding Earth.pngSocial Studies/Science
    Every Friday we do STREAM centers. We have been receiving the LOCKs Program. Each month they send me a box with an experiment for the students.  We have done such things as constellations, sink and float, and combustion. In Social Studies our upcoming unit of study is Ancient Egypt.